Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Incorporating an outdoor water feature in your garden can add a different dimension to your home.
Water is a soothing element and various types of water features have their own rhythm. It can be a calm pond or a fountain with a smooth and steady flow or intermittent gushes.
The type of water feature and its movement and rhythm will affect the overall design aesthetic of your home.
There is a certain sense of calm and tranquility in relaxing by a pond right in your own backyard. However, avoid a still pond without any movement, as this might encourage mosquitoes to nest and multiply, adding the risk of you and your family contracting dengue fever.
If you’re a pet lover, you may want to add some fish in your pond. This will help avoid dengue mosquitoes and also add some life to the water feature. Koi fish are a popular option for ponds because they have beautiful patterns on their backs, which can be used as a feature in your garden.
Add your koi pond to a beautifully landscaped backdrop and you have an ample taste of nature and the outdoors right in your own home.
Fountains are also great choices for water features. The sound of running water can be soothing and relaxing. Install your fountain near a space where you can lounge, perhaps a gazebo or a lanai.
Fountains come in all shapes and sizes. They can have a modern and minimal look, with contemporary finishes such as metal waterspouts or a stacked stone wall fountain. More classic designs incorporate statues and waterspouts in the walls with animal heads.
The options are endless but there is sure to be a design perfect for your home. - Aislinn Kee